Classes

Classes with * are designed for older adults. 

In Person

Mind-Body Health* (Ongoing, Stonestown YMCA Annex and Park Merced)

Folk, Line, and Social Dance* (Ongoing, Stonestown YMCA Annex)

CCSF Yoga and  Ballroom Dance Classes

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention* (March 12 - July 23) Richmond Senior Center, SF

Zoom


I teach on some Fridays, 10-11 am, ongoing, free.

Events

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 11am-5pm, Free Entry

11am-5pm

Free Entry

Community Music Center, 544 Capp Street  (between 20th and 21st Streets)

Community Music Center’s annual Field Day at CMC Performathon is a celebration of music and community that raises funds for CMC’s scholarships and tuition assistance programs.

Visit CMC website for details.


Saturday, June 1, 2024

Mission Music Night, MAPP (Mission Arts Performance Project)

6:15–8:30pm

Community Music Center, 544 Capp Street  (between 20th and 21st Streets)

Event Schedule (Afterparty for CMC Field Day!):

Projects

Producing, Directing, Choreography, Research, Teaching

Choreography, Performances, Events, School Shows, Wedding Officiant, Quinceñeras, Parades, Educational Programming, Workplace classes and workshops.

Experience with all ages and skill levels.

Research projects and teaching related to health and wellness across the lifespan...the arts (especially dance!), language, movement, mind-body health, meditation, breathing, healthy eating, diversity, community building.

I accept a limited number of projects each year. Please email me about your project to see if we are a good match.

Performing with Alex Hosmer

Mission Dolores Basilica, December 2023

Concert: Navidad en la Misión with Community Music Center Choirs—with Coro CMC del Centro Latino de San Francisco and CMC Solera Singers of Mission Neighborhood Center with Coro de Camara and students of Beth Wilmurt. Special appreciation goes to Martha Rodriguez-Salazar and Jennifer Peringer for the invitation to perform at this lovely event. 

About Me

Ph.D. Education, Capella University

M.F.A., Dance, Mills College

B.A. Dance, Mills College

Six Thumbs Dance Theatre

Founder and Director, 1985-1995

Welcome to my website!

Dance. Yoga. Meditation. Tai Chi. Fitness. Wellness. I'm interested in the creative and healing aspects of movement and the sense of community that develops in movement classes and production projects. I enjoy working with people of all ages and am currently teaching classes that cultivate skill, wellness, and happiness across the lifespan. 

During the ebb and flow of the pandemic, I have focused on facilitating a sense of community in the places I teach, with an emphasis on encouraging myself and others to move our bodies and minds in a variety of ways. I was certified and began teaching Tai Chih Chih, Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention, and Love Your Brain Yoga - a form of yoga focused on teaching those who have been impacted by traumatic brain injuries. I became an Accessible Yoga Ambassador, completed the ACEs Aware/Toxic Stress Certification, studied mindfulness with Mindful Schools, and trained so that I could teach college classes online, including yoga, folk dance, and salsa dance!  As an independent teacher, I started, and continue, to offer movement classes via Zoom on a pay-what-you-can basis. Please see the "Classes" tab to find out what classes I am teaching now.

Dr. Jeanne-Marie Hughes (me!) holds a Ph.D. in Education and an MFA in Dance, and has been teaching at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) since 1989. Courses taught include: Modern Dance; Jazz Dance; Ballet; Ballroom Dance; Salsa and Latin American Dances; International Folk Dance; European Folk Dance; CCSF Dance Repertory Company, Dance Production (Modern, Ballroom, Folk, Salsa); Dance History; Analysis of Folk, Social and Ballroom Dance; Teaching Movement (A lecture class for future dance, PE, and yoga teachers); all levels of Yoga; Intensive Yoga; Yoga Movement; Aerobics; Resistance Training; and, Body Sculpting.

For over 30 years, Jeanne (pronounced "Jeannie") has organized and hosted several multicultural dance performances, parties, workshops, and festivals each year at CCSF. Examples of these events include: The Blossom International Folk Dance Festival; The San Francisco Free Folk Festival; The SF Kolo Dance Festival; AXIS Dance Company Workshop and Performance; Colombian Ethnic Dance Workshops; Romanian Dance Workshops; Alaskan Dance Workshop; Dances for All Ages Workshops; and, Filipino Dance Workshop. Each semester, for over 25 years, she has produced the CCSF Salsa and/or Ballroom Dance Party, and, the CCSF Low-Tech Dance Performance, an informal performance featuring dance work by CCSF faculty, students, and alum. Jeanne directed Working, an ongoing dance performance series presenting the work of CCSF dance students, alum, and other local choreographers. She was the Faculty Advisor of Shall We Dance, a CCSF partner social dance club and the Latin and Social Dance Club.

In response to student interest, Jeanne, an Integral Yoga certified yoga instructor, authored the CCSF Certificate of Accomplishment in Yoga Instruction and directed the program as a volunteer for two years. For this certificate program, she created a new course, Teaching Movement, designed to help future dance, yoga, and PE teachers gain a foundation in the theory and practice of teaching movement to students of all ages. To assist students in gaining experience as yoga teachers, she sponsored and supervised a series of student-led yoga workshops, which were free to the community. These included: Yoga taught in Spanish, Family Yoga, Yoga Taught in Italian, and Restorative Yoga.

Jeanne has taught at San Francisco State University (SFSU) since 1990. She currently teaches Fitness and Conditioning, and, Individualized Weightlifting. Previous courses taught include: Fitness, Wellness, and the Global Perspective - for which students studied physical activities from around the world, methods of cultivating personal wellness, global public policies related to wellness, and they designed, implemented, and evaluated an 8-week personal wellness program; Ballroom Dance; Yoga; Aerobics; Step Aerobics; Posture; and, Personal Fitness Programming.

There is more to tell about Jeanne...like all of the work she's done with kids pre-K to high school, her research and lived experiences about what keeps college students in school, her role as a wedding officiant, yoga classes for infertility and neo-natal death, her choreographic works, and the 10 years she directed a dance company...but, that's all for now.